The 4 Best Blogger-Approved Sunglasses

Sunglasses are more than just eye-protection. A well-selected pair can elevate your look and solidify your signature style. But there are countless styles and shapes out there — so it’s normal to feel overwhelmed when trying to cop a something new. Fortunately, we’ve compiled a list of the top trends and classic sunglasses styles for men — so you can make smart choices with your next pair of shades.

The Wayfarer
Coined by Ray-Ban in 1956, and perhaps the most classic and enduringly iconic sunglasses style there is, the Wayfarer (opens in new window) is a universal eyewear staple that has proven to be timelessly stylish. The reason for the Wayfarer’s fame is that the style looks great on anyone and everyone. If you want a pair that you can wear with anything and that won’t go out of style, Wayfarer shades are a great choice. The Wayfarer style became, and continues to be, the eyewear of choice for celebrities and rock legends, with iconic artists like the Beatles, Billy Joel, Tom Cruise, and Orlando Bloom sporting the look. With its iconic history and celebrity endorsement, the Wayfarer shades have a rock n’ roll charm unrivaled by all other eyewear styles.

The Clubmaster (“Horn-Rimmed”)
These retro frames, also coined by Ray-Ban, are inspired by the 50’s browline sunglasses trend, featuring rounded lenses with larger, statement-making upper rims (the “browline”), often made of plastic, and slim wire rims around the bottom. You can’t go wrong with these iconic frames that have stood the test of time. The Clubmaster frames are indicative of a nostalgic era, but no matter what the era, they maintain their ability to command attention. Robert Pattinson, Ed Westwick, and Bruno Mars dig the style because a man who wears a pair of Clubmasters is a man who knows how to effortlessly balance retro with a kind of hipster-cool that cannot be achieved with any other eyewear style.

The Aviator
The Aviator and the Wayfarer consistently battle each other for the title of “most iconic sunglasses model in the world,” and it’s not hard to see why. These frames were originally designed in the 1930’s to shield US aviators from the sun’s strong rays when up in the air, but their civilian popularity developed almost immediately after the style was released. These frames were further popularized by celebrities like Paul McCartney and Tom Cruise as they began to appear in pop culture references and films like Top Gun and To Live and Die in L.A. To this day, the Aviator is a favored style of celebrities and style icons, like Ne-Yo, Bradley Cooper, and Daniel Craig, to name a few. The classic Aviator frame is metal, and is characterized by a double or triple bridge. You can never go wrong with a classic pair of Aviators, but if you’re wanting to try something on the trendier side, plastic rimmed Aviators should do the trick.

Round Frames
These frames are characterized by rounded–or perfectly circular–lenses and frames and give off a cool, trendy-meets-vintage vibe. Though round frames are traditionally associated today as being the frame of choice for those seeking a vintage edge (think John Lennon), round frames are also becoming a very popular trend associated with Steampunk-inspired (opens in new window) fashion. Steampunk–the movement and celebration surrounding Victorian fashion and technology–is experiencing a revival as of late. Accessories like watches, top hats, and glasses have been giving a nod towards the niche genre. The fashion trend is indicative of being adorned with intricate and exposed mechanical parts, like hardware, gears, and belts. So, whether you’re feeling the iconic vintage vibe or a Steampunk-infused element of cool, we recommend trying a pair of round frames on for yourself and see what you think.

Spotlight on Gucci 3132 sunglasses

Gucci sunglasses are some of the best and most sought after glasses in the world, and because of this you will have to pay the price. Paying the price for a quality pair of Gucci sunglasses may be worth it to you if you are looking to stand out from the crowd and stay up with the
current fashion trends.

The Gucci eyewear collection is known for contemporary materials, distinctive style and luxurious design, with popular models pushing the creative boundaries. This focus on style and modern materials led to Gucci becoming hugely popular with Hollywood stars in the 1960s. Stars such as Grace Kelly and Peter Sellers have been associated with the brand.

However, Gucci sunglasses are not only known for style and design, their eyewear collection is also known for its innovation. Gucci is a pioneer in unisex sunglasses, with the Gucci 1923, amongst the most popular sunglasses by ‘fashionistas’. The blackish green shades with the gold plated frames appeals to both the male and female audience. Innovation is the key phrase when observing the hugely popular Gucci 3132, the oversized lenses, purple shades and singled bridged frames are designed to make you stand out and look stylish.

However, Gucci has taken the focus on innovation one step further, with their technologically-advanced line, which includes models made from sustainable products and eco-friendly materials. The Gucci sunglasses made fromliquid wood are a biodegradable material, while the wood fibre is cut from managed forests and the lenses are manufactured using natural wax.

This season’s Gucci eyewear collection focuses on stylish frames with engaging colours and exciting materials. The sunglasses are perfect for a summer holiday but equally effective for everyday use, with a style and shape to suit everyone – whether you’re after something simple or more extravagant. Feel Good Contacts are delighted to be one of the few exclusive Gucci online retailers.